‘Django’ is pulled from Chinese cinemas

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained has been pulled from Chinese cinemas.

Screenings of the blood-soaked Spaghetti Western were cancelled minutes in on Thursday (April 11) due to “technical reasons”, reports Reuters.

Reports quickly surfaced online claiming that cinemagoers witnessed Django stop before being asked to leave the theatre.

“We got the notice from our headquarters around 10am this morning but it was too late to cancel two viewings,” said an official at a Shanghai cinema.

“We were only told that it was due to some technology problems and were told to cancel it. They didn’t tell us when the film would be shown again.”

Industry insiders have been quoted in the Chinese press as saying the film was pulled due to its nude scenes.

Tarantino had made adjustments to his original theatrical cut of Django, including muting the colour of on-screen blood, so that it could pass Chinese government censors.

Movie censorship body SARFT (State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television) is yet to comment.